Ministerial Search Committee Our search for a new settled minister has begun! The Search Committee held its retreat with the UUA representative, selected our leadership roles, worked our way through the guiding documents from the UUA, constructed a timeline for the next few months of the process, sought the wisdom of Rev. Dave, and are digging in to the real work.

Now we need your input! A congregational survey is now available and is part of the UUA process to include everyone in constructing a picture of the congregation to convey to potential candidates. We will build on the results from the transition discussions with the findings of this survey.  Hard copies are available at the Information Desk in the Reception Area. We need a very high rate of response to assure that the results reflect the full views of our congregation. We will also host several “Cottage Meetings” at different times and locations during the survey period to provide small group gatherings where members have an opportunity to explore and express their views and hopes with others.

Please take the time to fill out this survey!  It is a short window and everyone is needed!  Cottage Meeting dates will be coming SOON! More details about our work, the timeline for our search process, and links to the UUA ministerial search documents will be posted on the website, with hard copy available from the church office. Regular updates will be posted in the Foyer and also sent in the Friday email blasts.

Please note that confidentiality is required by the UUA in much of this work, especially that the candidate names remain confidential. Some candidates may not have told their congregations they are in search of a new job, and sharing candidates’ names can create a competitive spirit in the congregation that will not allow the committee to do its best work. A new minister will expect near unanimous approval from the congregational vote, so the committee’s job is to bring you a candidate that will best fit for us. We want to keep you informed about what we are doing, but understandably there are some aspects we may not share. Please feel free to share your ideas with us about what you want from our new minister, but please remember and respect the confidential nature of the process.

Here we go! Your search committee is on task! Thank you for your partnership in this exciting and important work

~ Zoe Valette: Chair, Jeme Baker: Secretary, Don Miller: Treasurer, Marj Lightner, Dyrk Hamilton, Rick Johnson, and Rochelle Habeck Hunt

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